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National Advocacy Organizations

The SEEDS Network believes that  access to quality early care and education should be available to all families in our country.  From state to state, the resources available to families and child care providers may vary.  Below is a list of some of the national advocacy resources that are available.

Voices for America’s Children – Voices for America’s Children is the nation’s largest network of multi-issue child advocacy organizations.

Children’s Defense Fund – The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that champions policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation.

National Center for Children in Poverty – The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is the nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children.

First Five Years Fund – The First Five Years Fund helps America achieve better results in education, health, and economic productivity through investments in quality early childhood education for disadvantaged children from birth to age five.

Strong Start for Children Campaign – supports a significant expansion of high-quality early learning opportunities for children ages birth to five in order to achieve better education health, social and economic outcomes for all.

Zero to Three – ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

It is our goal to make this the most comprehensive listing of early childhood agencies and support organizations available.  If you know of a group that is not listed here, please let us know.  Send us the information and we’ll research the listing and add it if appropriate.

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